Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Grammar of Leaving

When you leave, I'll still be there
Left of centre, right of care,
where leaves are growing underfoot
Just one leaf taken from my book

A has-been, left in the ground
The surface scratched and without sound
But there is room still left to grow
through the bricks and mortar of tomorrow.

But perhaps you don't know the grammar of leaving?
Because it is so:

I leave
I have left
I have been left
I will be leaving
I am going to leave
I would have left
I will leave
I left

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